Nothing beats a trusty resource, especially when it’s right at your fingertips. These books are filled with valuable information that every mesothelioma patient — and their loved ones — should have access to. Some of these books read like a novel, and some read like a guidebook, and all offer insightful tips to benefit every family affected by pleural mesothelioma.
Whether you’re a newly diagnosed mesothelioma patient, a survivor, or a friend of a relative of either, this book offers help. This book was written by an outstanding team of authors, led by a world-class lung disease expert (Dr. Harvey Pass), and includes an “insider’s” comments from the wife and caregiver of a mesothelioma patient. The only book to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, legal options and much more.
Written by Lorraine Kember, the wife and caregiver of mesothelioma patient Brian Kember, Lean on Me tells Lorraine and Brian’s inspirational true story. If you are caring for a loved one with mesothelioma or cancer of any kind, this is a must-read book. Uniquely combining both the physical and emotional effects of caring for a loved one with cancer, Lean on Me includes insight and discussion on pain control, symptom management and coping with grief, as well as many excerpts and poems from Lorraine’s personal diary. These deeply moving pieces, penned by Lorraine as she cared for her ailing husband, offer a rare insight into “anticipatory grief,” the roller coaster of emotions we experience upon the terminal diagnosis of a loved one.
Surviving Mesothelioma: Making Your Own Miracle chronicles the journey of mesothelioma survivor Judy Glezinski. Receiving her diagnosis in 1990, Judy persevered to enjoy life while living with mesothelioma. Judy’s story is one of resilience and determination. The book also touches on important topics such as mesothelioma treatment options and support resources. Readers will find that this book is more than a story of a mesothelioma survivor — it’s also an important resource and source of inspiration for anyone affected by this rare cancer.
Cancer and cancer treatment take a toll on your body, but you can help make cancer treatment more effective and reduce its unpleasant side effects with good nutrition. What to Eat if You Have Cancer presents the best foods to fight cancer and suggests ways to keep your body strong — knowledge you need to take control of your health.